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  • News

    November 13, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    What's Up With GMO Labeling On The State Level: A Primer

    We're all sad that San Francisco has lost Jesse Hirsch, former Examiner restaurant critic and SF Weekly writer, to upstate New York and his new gig as a Modern Farmer staff writer, but we are excited to see what he digs up out East. Such as his most recent article, a primer on GMO labeling efforts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Monsanto Protection Act: What All The Fuss Is About

    By now, if you're involved in the food industry in any way you've probably heard of the rider sneaked into the House spending bill that's being called the "Monsanto Protection Act" by outraged parties. It's part of a bill that Obama signed last week (and basically had to sign to keep the government ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    New Study Shows Voter Support for Genetically Modified Food Labeling in California

    A new study has just come out that shows that 67% of voters continue to support the labeling of genetically modified foods, despite the defeat of Prop. 37 in last November's election. The controversial Prop. 37, which would have required a label on any genetically modified food sold in California, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Washington State Could Be First in Country to Pass GMO Labeling

    It's been a few months since California residents voted down Prop. 37, the controversial initiative in last November's election that would have required labels on any genetically modified food sold in the state. Now Washington state, of recent gay marriage and pot legalization approval, might be the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2012

    Three Things I Learned When I Forced Myself to Learn About Proposition 37

    By now you've probably heard that a major food fight is going down on the state ballot on Tuesday. If passed, Proposition 37 would require a label on any genetically engineered foods and food products sold in California -- an unprecedented move that could end up shaping food policy on a national lev ... More >>

  • News

    October 10, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Occupy Movement Turns One Year Old on Monday, But Shows No Sign of Growing Up

    It seems like just yesterday Occupiers had created their own unregulated cities playgrounds in downtowns, hoping this would help combat American poverty. Here we are a year later, and it's time to ask: What's really changed?Well, nothing, of course.  But who gives a damn really, the Occupy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Occupy Our Food Supply ... Today

    Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Bank of America, Occupy San Francisco -- now occupy your diet, too. Today is Occupy Our Food Supply Day, a nationwide series of actions and articles hoping to raise awareness about how corporate interests have taken over the world's food supply. As Anna Moore Lappé and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Protesting Corporate Greed and Corruption? Set Your Sights on the Food Industry

    _PaulS_/Flickr​ Mother Jones magazine's great food correspondant, Tom Philpott, wrote a barnstormer of an article this past week titled "Foodies, Get Thee to Occupy Wall Street." Food is no side issue, Philpott argues, to the nationwide protests voicing outrage over the unchecked power o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Successful Kibbi at Palmyra, Failed Milk Campaigns and Herbicides

    ​Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. Jonathan KauffmanPalmyra's kibbi plate.​ 1. Kibbi. I finally got a chance to stop at Palmyra, the Syrian restaurant on the corner of Haight and Pierce that still looks an awful lot ... More >>

  • News

    May 26, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Did Elena Kagan Shill for Monsanto on GMOs?

    arcticpenguin/FlickrIs the Supreme Court nominee Roundup Ready?​Over at The Atlantic's online presence, Barry Estabrook, a former contributing editor for Gourmet, has a bone to pick with President Obama's Supreme Court nominee. Some critics may question Elena Kagan's position on battlefield ... More >>

  • News

    May 5, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Doggy Bag: Today's Odds and Ends

    ​Our favorite morsels from the food blogs and beyond. No Noe: Noe Valley, SF ain't feeling the love from 7x7. The mag invited residents to pitch in for its neighborhood issue, submitting photos and boosterish essays. And while the Mission and Castro scored, Noe got ignored. Like a guy who thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    A Conversation with 'Food, Inc.' Director Robert Kenner

    wnyc/FlickrRobert Kenner (right) with author Michael Pollan.Food, Inc., a documentary opening today at Landmark Theatres' Embarcadero Center, takes a grim look at the American industrial food system. (See the trailer below.) Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser is a producer (he'll be in the city ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Documentary Blasting Big Ag Blasted by -- Guess Who? -- Big Ag

    Food, Inc., the documentary that blasts Big Ag the way An Inconvenient Truth blasted carbon dioxide, is racking up breathless reviews. The film, which exposes the nation's industrial farming practices as ruinous, rapacious, and just plain gross, opens tomorrow at Landmark Theatres' Embarcadero Cente ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    The Doggie Bag: Today's Odds and Ends

    Our favorite morsels from the food blogs and beyond. They had to get it off their chests: It sucks being a Hooters girl, and not just because you're expected to pose with a dweeb in a Ruck Fules! tee. MenuPages reveals the lawsuit eight former tank-top-wearin' servers have brought against four loca ... More >>

  • Film

    August 27, 2008
  • Film

    June 2, 2004

    The Company Line

    A new film denouncing corporate ruthlessness could use some downsizing of its own

  • News

    June 2, 2004

    Bioscience Warfare

    UC professor Tyrone Hayes found that a highly profitable weed killer causes sexual abnormalities in frogs. Then he found out how nasty a biotech multinational can be.

  • News

    April 28, 2004

    Beaming in on The Cure

    A new type of radiation therapy, developed by a Bay Area company, shows astonishing promise in fighting cancer

  • Calendar

    February 18, 2004

    A Growing Concern

    Heirloom seeds -- pass them on

  • News

    December 12, 2001

    A Moving Experience

    Delays and mismanagement endangered a $20 million federal reconstruction grant for North Beach Place. So the Housing Authority tried to speed the project up -- by tricking longtime, elderly residents into leaving.

  • News

    April 19, 2000

    South to the Future

    Warming Up to Global Warming

  • Calendar

    December 11, 1996
  • Music

    August 23, 1995

    Purple Haze

    A speedy tour of the Morehouse commune

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